Dr Masato Kato is now offering a Musculoskeletal Medicine Clinic
Musculoskeletal Medicine is a medical discipline that deals with pain and disordered function of muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments, nerves and associated tissues.
Dr Masato Kato has a long standing interest in Musculoskeletal Medicine. He has completed certificates for musculoskeletal medicine and prolotherapy workshop from Australian Association of Musculoskeletal Medicine.
He offers musculoskeletal complaint-specific clinic sessions.
Non-surgical musculoskeletal problems that can be treated include
Cervicogenic headaches/ migraines
Shoulder/ elbow/ wrist pains - Rotator cuff injuries/ frozen shoulders - Tennis/ golf elbows - Carpal tunnel syndrome
Low back and hip pains - Low back ligament strains - Sacroiliac joint instabilities - Mild to moderate osteoarthritis of the hip
Knees/ ankle/ foot pains - Runner’s knee - Mild to moderate osteoarthritis of the knee - Ligament injuries - Heel pains (eg. Plantar fasciitis) - Morton’s neuroma
Dr Kato aims to diagnose and treat acute or chronic non-surgical musculoskeletal pains. The process includes establishing history of the pain, physical examination, investigations (if required) and management, including treatments.
Treatment modalities include gentle mobilisation and injection therapy with local anaesthetic, steroid and/or glucose solutions (perineural injection therapy and prolotherapy).
Please note that injection therapy is available to consenting adults only and incurs private treatment fees.
For more details, please visit the Australian Association of Musculoskeletal Medicine website.